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  1. 1. I am literate Activities to help the writing process.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Click on the activity you want to do first - fill the answers in on your worksheet. </li></ul>Nouns Adjectives Verbs Capital Letters Sentences Punctuation
  3. 3. What is a noun? <ul><li>A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea. </li></ul><ul><li>John likes his cat . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both John and cat are nouns. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The car was fast. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Car is a noun. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Noun Quiz <ul><li>Circle the word you think is the noun in each sentence. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cup was dirty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cat ate his food. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jon fell off his bike. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are FIVE nouns to be found. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is an Adjective <ul><li>An adjective is a word that describes a noun. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The pretty flower. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pretty describes the flower so it is an adjective. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The smelly cat. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smelly is an adjective </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Adjective Quiz <ul><li>Circle the word you think is an adjective in each sentence. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jon rode his dirty bike. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cat chased the red ball. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She had a blue pen. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are THREE adjectives to be found. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is a Verb <ul><li>A verb is word that describes action - it’s a doing word. </li></ul><ul><li>The cat ate the mouse. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ate is a verb. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The girl sat down. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sat is a verb </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Verb Quiz <ul><li>Circle the word in each sentence that you think is a verb. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The plane flew in the sky. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jimmy chased the ball. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah ate her breakfast. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are THREE verbs to be found. </li></ul>
  9. 9. When do we use capital letters? <ul><li>We need to use them at the start of every sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>We use them for the word ‘I’. </li></ul><ul><li>We use them for the names of people and places and things like days of the week, TV shows, song titles, movies and months of the year. </li></ul><ul><li>We also use them when using initials - like TV or RBS. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Capitals Quiz <ul><li>Which of these words should have a capital letter? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>one day peter went for a walk to the movies. he watched titanic. it was great. then he saw james and they went to kfc for lunch. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are TEN missing capital letters. Circle each one on your sheet. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is a sentence? <ul><li>A sentence is a group of words that makes sense on its own. </li></ul><ul><li>A sentence always starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop (.), question mark (?) or exclamation mark (!). </li></ul><ul><li>A sentence always has a subject (a who) and a verb (a what). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sentence Quiz <ul><li>Which of these are sentences? Circle the ones that are sentences. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To the shops. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter ate his lunch. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the beginning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was warm. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Punctuation! <ul><li>Sentences can end with either a full stop (.), a question mark (?) or an exclamation mark (!). Click on the links to find out more. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full stop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Question mark </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exclamation mark </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Full stop. <ul><li>Full stops come at the end of most sentences. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter ate his food. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cat ran away. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was raining on Monday. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can see that all these sentences are statements. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Question marks <ul><li>You need to put a question mark after a question. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you coming to play? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it raining today? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did Peter eat his food? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Exclamation mark <ul><li>This is not used so often. You need to put it after a command. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand up! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go away! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or to indicate that someone is shouting loudly or to show surprise. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let me out! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never! </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Punctuation Quiz <ul><li>Put the correct punctuation mark at the end of each sentence. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I am going to the shops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to bed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are you sitting there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can I help you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s raining today </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. The End <ul><li>Congratulations - you’ve reached the end of this lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>When you’ve completed your worksheet, make sure you’ve put your name on it and then give it to your teacher. </li></ul>